Ajinkya Rahane’s fabulous attempt to stop a sure-shot six in the RCB vs CSK IPL 2023 game.© Twitter
While batters made merry in the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Chennai Super Kings clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in the IPL 2023 on Monday, with over 440 run being scored by the two teams, Ajinkya Rahane wowed everyone with a fabulous save. The effort came on the penultimate ball of the ninth over with Ravindra Jadeja bowling to Glenn Maxwell. The RCB batter hoicked one over long-off and it would have flown for a six, had CSK’s Rahane not intervened with an overhead attempt. He looked like even catching the ball but could not maintain balance and flicked the ball back into the ground just in time. He saved sure-hot five runs.
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Rahane’s effort on the boundary saves a certain maximum!#RCBvCSK #IPLonJioCinema #TATAIPL #IPL2023 | @ajinkyarahane88 pic.twitter.com/8Q5YzN4nF5
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) April 17, 2023
Talking about the game, Chennai Super Kings defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in their Indian Premier League match here on Monday. Set an imposing target of 227, RCB looked on course until the departure of Glenn Maxwell (76 off 36 balls) and skipper Faf du Plessis (62 off 33) in quick succession. The duo added 126 runs for the third wicket to raise hopes of an RCB victory.
Earlier, CSK scored 226 for six after being asked to bat first.
Opener Devon Conway struck 83 off 45 deliveries and was involved in a 74-run partnership for the second wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (37 off 20 balls).
Later, Conway added 80 runs for the third wicket with Shivam Dube, who blazed away to a 27-ball 52 with the help of five sixes and two fours.
Brief scores: Chennai Super Kings: 226/6 in 20 overs (Devon Conway 83, Shivam Dube 52; Mohammed Siraj 1/30). Royal Challengers Banaglore: 218/8 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 76, Faf du Plessis 62; Tushar Deshpande 3/45)
With PTI inputs
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